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My Brain Just Sent Me A Note

It says:

“Dude, you’re on your own today. Later — Your Brain.”

Well, then.

See you all tomorrow, I suppose.

By John Scalzi

I enjoy pie.

27 replies on “My Brain Just Sent Me A Note”

Mine just left me a note saying “I wiiiiillll sloooooowwww dooooowwwwnnn toooooo aaaa veeeery loooow speeeeeeed riiiiiiight noooooowww” and I replied “Ooooookaaaayyy. Teeeeaaa aaand toooaaast iiiit iiiiiiss. Theeee beeeeed looooks cooooooomfyyyyyy” so we’re on the same level.

In the primordial mists of whatever past, you wrote that one of your objectives was to maintain the discipline of the daily deadline. What happens when a daily columnist — someone who makes their living that way, I mean — has total brain fade-out? Do they beg the editor to do a “Best of” re-run? Does the editor say something like, “Well, if you don’t have an idea, I do: Describe the effects of cochineal on the haberdasheries of 17th-century Europe. Have 500 words for me in three hours.” Are they hung from a meathook above the bullpen as a deterrent to other deadline deadbeats? What happens in a copy-dependent working environment?

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